Big Win for Illinois Film in Austin
November 15, 2019 by Screenmag
Big win for the Midwest as Illinois indie THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN has brought home the audience and jury prizes for Best Narrative Feature at the prestigious Austin Film Festival.
The feature is based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him.
Written and directed by David Midell, THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN filmed in Lemont, Illinois and features a number of Chicago actors, the most notable being CHICAGO PD star LaRoyce Hawkins, alongside Chicago veterans Tom McElroy, Steve O'Connell, and Kelly Owens.
Frankie Faison (DO THE RIGHT THING, THE WIRE) plays the title role of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., and the film will be heading to your neighborhood in the new year. In the meantime, please enjoy the trailer for THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN: